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May 3, 2000 Photos

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BMCR -- Hattie Holmes of Silver Spring, Md., hands out the newsletter of Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR), the black caucus of the United Methodist Church, outside the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kC13, 5/3/00

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MARCHA PAPERS -- Irving Cotto, a reserve delegate from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, hands out newsletters from Methodists Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans (MARCHA), the national Hispanic caucus of the United Methodist Church. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kC12, 5/3/00

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BISHOP KLAIBER -- Bishop Walter Klaiber presides over a session of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kC11, 5/3/00

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LOWERY -- The church's challenge in the new century is to provide spiritual, ethical and moral leadership according to the Rev. Joseph Lowery.  Lowery was speaking at a dinner for the United Methodist Board of Church and Society. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kC10, Accompanies UMNS# GC-011, 5/3/00

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JOSEPH LOWERY -- The church's challenge in the new century is to provide spiritual, ethical and moral leadership according to the Rev. Joseph Lowery (center).  Lowery was speaking at a dinner for the United Methodist Board of Church and Society.  At left is the Rev. Thom White Wolf Fassett, top executive of the board.  A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kC09, Accompanies UMNS# GC-011, 5/3/00

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REMEMBERING -- Anne Marshall (right) tells delegates to the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland how the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building five years ago in Oklahoma City changed her life. Marshall's husband was killed in the blast. Behind her is Bishop Dan Solomon. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin. Photo number gc2kC08, Accompanies UMNS# GC-009, 5/3/00

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STOLES -- Jean Hodges of Boulder, Colo., reads names from the Shower of Stoles project in front of the Cleveland Convention Center as delegates to the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference return from a lunch break. The project has gathered stoles from gay, lesbian and bisexual church leaders who have been barred from church service because of their sexual orientation. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2KC07, 5/3/00

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SHOWER OF STOLES -- Jim Scurlock (left) of San Francisco and John Fletcher of Minneapolis read names from the Shower of Stoles project in front of the Cleveland Convention Center as delegates to the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference return from a lunch break. The project has gathered stoles from gay, lesbian and bisexual church leaders who have been barred from church service because of their sexual orientation. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2KC06, 5/3/00

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BRINGING COMFORT -- Anne Marshall (left) hugs Bishop Dan Solomon after telling delegates to the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland how the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building five years ago in Oklahoma City changed her life. Marshall's husband was killed in the blast. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kC05, Accompanies UMNS# GC-009, 5/3/00

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HANDBELL CHOIR -- The Georgia Mass Handbell Choir plays during morning worship at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kC04, 5/3/00

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BISHOP KULAH -- United Methodist Bishop Arthur Kulah of Liberia tells delegates to the denomination's 2000 General Conference that if the church is to be truly global, then it must pay heed that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kC03, Accompanies UMNS# GC-008, 5/3/00

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MUSIC DIRECTOR -- The Rev. Cynthia A. Wilson of Atlanta is music director of the United Methodist Church's General Conference 2000. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kC02, 5/3/00

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LAITY ADDRESS -- Jim Nibbelink of Milford, Ohio, tells delegates to the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference that tradition is impeding the ability of congregations to engage in active ministry. Nibbelink was chosen to give the laity address at the conference which runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kC01, Accompanies UMNS# GC-006 5/3/00

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